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Fans line up early to grab Red Sox gear

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Boston Red Sox fans lined up outside Dick's Sporting Goods starting at 4 a.m. Thursday in Warwick waiting for World Series champions' gear.

"We're going to get our shirts and hats and such because we're so excited," said Sue Piluk, who arrived at 4:45 a.m.

Some fans who attended the game still showed up at 6 a.m. in Warwick to pick up apparel because Fenway Park sold out at midnight.

"There was nothing left in Fenway to buy. It was absolutely amazing," Joe Cassidy said.

Cassidy flew into Boston on Wednesday afternoon from Maryland for the game. He flew out after buying his T-shirt in Rhode Island on Thursday.

"I don't think anybody sat down after the third pitch of the game, everybody was standing, high-fiving, and cheering," he said.

Fans like Jean Riley have been following the Red Sox since the 50s.

"I remember my mother used to take me to Fenway Park on ‘Ladies Day' and it was 50 cents and my brother used to sell peanuts," she said.

While the ticket prices have increased over the years, the spirit remains the same. This win comes at a time when Boston's strength was challenged after the marathon bombings shocked the city in April.

"I think it brought all of the Bostonians together. As Big Papi said, 'Boston Strong', it's a strong state and a strong city," Riley said.

"Sports are a great outlet. It brings people together and this just helps everybody that was affected by it have a little more joy," Cassidy said.

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